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General Faq

If you previously registered on Churchfinder.co.nz but forgot your password, visit this page to reset your password. A new password will be emailed to you.

ChurchFinder.co.nz features a Church Search by City tool. But, only those New Zealand cities for which Church Profiles have been completed are shown. Your city will appear when churches in your town are added. More and more cities and towns will show as more Church Profiles are completed.

 

If you are looking for a church but your city does not appear, use the Church Search by City tool again and enter a larger New Zealand city or town close to you. Presently, only New Zealand churches are included.

 

Pastors or Church Staff can register your church and your city will automatically be added to the site.

 

 

Both…and more! Church Finder includes Catholic Churches and many denominations of Protestant Churches as well as Orthodox Churches. All Christian churches are included.

 

Church Finder recognizes that the Church, which is the Body of Christ, is diverse and includes many types of denominations and local churches who serve the same God and worship the same Savior.  More information on Christian Denominations can be found here. An introduction to Denominations and their Churches can be found here.

 

ChurchFinder.co.nz is a Christian Church directory to help those looking for a local Christian church to call home. Other religions outside of Christianity are not included.

Adding your Church Profile on Church Finder is easy but should be done by the Pastor or Church Staff of the local congregation.

 

If you are the Pastor or on the Church Staff you can add your Church Profile by doing the following:

 

1) Use the Church Search by City tool to jump to the city where you are located.

2) Find your church. (If your church does not appear, skip to Step 4 below.)

3) Open the Church Profile. Locate the “Claim this Church Profile” button at the bottom of the Church Profile. (Utilizing this method ensures that your church does not have duplicate listings.)

4) If you cannot find your church using the Church Search by City tool, you can add your church by Clicking Here.

5) Every new church to Church Finder receives a 1 Year Free Trial of the featured Church Growth Plan.

Use the Search Tool to jump to the city, then find your church.

On the Church Profile, at the bottom you will see a button “Claim this Church Profile”

This is the preferred way, since it will ensure there is not a duplicate listing for your church. But if you cannot find your church…

  • When searching for a church today, people typically do a search on the internet through a search engine. Though Google is still the number one search engine, others like Yahoo, Bing, and numerous other choices are used. Ranking high on these search engines is mandatory for people to be able to know about and find your church. Church Finder can help your church rank higher through the Church Growth Plan.When you upgrade to the Church Growth Plan, Church Finder helps your church rank higher in search engines in serval ways:1) Your Church Website receives more traffic.ChurchFinder.co.nz is a high-traffic, well-respected, authoritative website. The link from your Church Profile on Church Finder to your church website provides “search engine equity.” This increases your page rank in the search engines by generating usable, reliable links from a reputable website that drives traffic to your own website. Only churches using the Church Growth Plan receive this boost in search engine equity.2) Your ChurchFinder.co.nz Church Profile is optimized to rank well in search engines.Not only will Church Finder drive your church presence higher on search engines through the high ranking of your Church Profile, your Church Profile doubles your exposure on search engines. Now, the person searching will see your Church Profile as well as your church website and have more chances to choose to learn about your church. Some churches even choose to use the Church Profile on Church Finder instead of a church website because of the Church Profile’s high rankings. Other churches notice that the Church Profile on Church Finder ranks higher than their own church website.3) Your Social Media Pages provide more exposure on search engines.Your Facebook and other social media pages will also show up on the search engine when someone types in a search for your specific church or churches in your city. These sources provide more “search engine equity” and result in higher rankings for your church.

     

    Your church could spend much money and time trying to elevate your search engine ranking. Or, you can choose the Church Growth Planof Church Finder. Churches that take advantage of the Church Growth Plan will be listed at the top to the City Directories on Church Finder. Since ChurchFinder.co.nz already ranks so high in many New Zealand city searches, for only a few dollars a month you can be atop the Church Finder lists which will provide an overall higher ranking on search engines. And, Church Finder is doing something that Google is not doing. Church Finder is actively helping people on their journey to find a church. Those that find your church through Church Finder will be guests that desire to find a church home and have had the help of Church Finder along the way. Church Finder is working to connect Christians and non-Christians that are serious about finding a church with local churches who are ready to receive these visitors. These people are actively seeking a church in your city and your church can actively be striving to reach them. The best way to connect with these people is by upgrading your online presence. The best way to upgrade your online presence is by upgrading your Church Profile to the Church Growth Plan.

The Church Search by City tool only shows New Zealand cities for which at least one Church Profile exists. If you are a Pastor or Church Staff, when you register your church, your city will automatically be added to the Church Finder site.

If you are adding the Church Growth Plan for the first time, you will be asked to add your payment information when you upgrade your Church Profile. Upgrade your Church Profile now.

 

If your church already has a Church Growth Plan, you can change or update your billing information easily by taking the following steps.

 

1) Log-in to your account and go to your Dashboard.

2) Click on the “Church Account” icon.

3) Select “Update Billing Information.”

4) Enter your updated credit card information and click the “Update” button.

 

Church Finder looks forward to continuing to partner with you to reach people in your city.

 

Do you have Annual Church Membership Plans available?

Yes. Many churches were asking for this option so Church Finder offers it.

 

Two Annual Plans are available:

1) Premium Annual Plan (save 17%)

2) Featured Annual Plan (save 17%)

 

Churches using the Featured Plan receive an average of ten times more online traffic and visitors.

 

If you currently have a Monthly Plan and want to change to an Annual Plan, go to the Church Membership Plans page. You will see the yellow buttons for each plan. Click on the button for the Annual Church Membership Plan you would like to choose. Fill out the form and submit it. Any amount you have already paid for the current month will be prorated and credited against the annual amount.

 

Annual Plans are recommended because churches see better results when they are consistent with their online marketing and outreach. Plus, churches receive a discount over the monthly plans.

Yes. Many churches were asking for this option so Church Finder offers it.

 

Annual Plans are available:

1) Premium Annual Plan (save 17%)

 

Churches using the Featured Plan receive an average of ten times more online traffic and visitors.

 

If you currently have a Monthly Plan and want to change to an Annual Plan, go to the Church Membership Plans page. You will see the yellow buttons for each plan. Click on the button for the Annual Church Membership Plan you would like to choose. Fill out the form and submit it. Any amount you have already paid for the current month will be prorated and credited against the annual amount.

 

Annual Plans are recommended because churches see better results when they are consistent with their online marketing and outreach. Plus, churches receive a discount over the monthly plans.

The ChurchFinder.co.nz website offers several features, benefits, and tools for those who are looking for a new church home:

  • You can create your own Shortlist of churches you may want to visit.
  • You can keep notes in your Journal as you visit churches and decide which one is right for you and your family.
  • You can write reviews of church you have visited.
  • You can access articles and resources to guide you on your journey of finding the church that is right for you and your family.

Church Finder is a Christian church directory and service for anyone looking for a local Christian church to call home. Although religions outside of Christianity are not included, many denominations are included: Evangelical and Protestant Churches (like Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, etc.), Roman Catholic Churches, and Orthodox Churches.

ChurchFinder.co.nz was initially launched in 2016 and – thanks to God’s grace and the hard work of our team in Auckland New Zealand, The Founder and CEO is Leon Kang, a serial entrepreneur who has led successful digital start-ups, including one of the leading Christian social media networks New Zealand.
At ChurchFinder.co.nz, we believe that having a local church family is part of God’s plan for every Christian, and the decision of which church to join is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. ChurchFinder.co.nz is designed to guide people on their journey of finding a new church, providing tools and resources as they seek a new church to call home. We’re changing the way people find a church!
Using our expertise in on-line marketing, we help pastors and church leaders with church growth and church marketing – partnering together to reach people in cities across the NZ. Bottom line – we want to help churches reach more people, because we believe that lives are changed, families are healed, and people can find their purpose in life through finding a local

Yes, you can! Church Reviews are very important since many people select a church based on the personal recommendations of others.

 

To write a Church Review, register in one of the following ways:

1) Church Review Writer

If you are a member of a church already on ChurchFinder.co.nz, select this method of registration. Write a Church Review and share the good things about your church.

 

2) Church Profile Manager

If you are the Pastor or on the Church Staff or otherwise authorized to update your Church Profile, join as a Church Profile Manager. In addition to adding or updating your Church Profile, you can also provide a Church Review for your church.

Pastors and Churches:

If the Frequently Asked Questions did not answer your question, you can open a Support Ticket from the Church Help Center after you join Church Finder. We have Customer Service available to our Church Partners. Other inquiries from churches will be answered when it is possible.

 

Those Looking for a Church:

Currently, Church Finder does not have the resources to provide individual assistance to those looking for a church. If you are currently looking for a church, join for FREE as a “Church Seeker” to utilize all the resources and features of the site. Or, use the Church Search by City tool to get started.